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Water levels remained high overnight in Vail

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Dominique Taylor/Vail DailyJamie Clark kayaks underneath an East Vail bike path bridge Monday that was partially washed away over the weekend when the Gore Creek rose substantially in East Vail. Several bridges and condominiums were flooded Sunday night

VAIL, Colorado – Sand bagging efforts on Monday in East Vail appear to have been effective with overnight stream flows similar to Sunday. Some additional sand bags were positioned last evening to protect homes in the 3800 block of Lupine Drive and the 3900 block of Bighorn Road.

Town of Vail Public Works crews worked throughout the evening clearing debris from the creeks feeding Gore Creek. Crews reported less debris flow last night than the previous night. The Aspen Court recreation path bridge remained in place as of 11 p.m. last night.

Flows began to decrease around 11 p.m. However, a small rainstorm was expected to produce prolonged flows through the night.

Public safety crews are continuing to monitor high water hazard areas; especially Booth, Mill, and Bighorn creeks. The Public Works Department has an available cache of 25 pallets of sand bags to deploy if the need arises.

Vail and Eagle County remain under a flood warning until 8 p.m. tonight.

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